The Cincinnati Bengals team plane made an emergency landing at New York's JFK Airport Christmas Eve.

After holding off the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium Saturday 22-18, the AFC champions left T.F. Green Airport on-board Delta flight 8861 at 7:30 p.m., according to the Twitter account @SportsAviation, which tracks the flights of sports teams via

WLWT reporter Olivia Ray said on her Twitter account that the left engine had problems, which forced the emergency landing.  A witness told WLWT that it was a "rough" landing.

WLW's Lance McAllister tweeted a photo of the team waiting in the terminal with the other passengers waiting to resume their flight. reported the flight left JFK at 10:48 p.m.

Flight path of Delta 886112/24/22
Flight path of Delta 886112/24/22 (

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